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  • Category / Competency / Learning Objective Applies to Reference Document(s) Document Section(s)

    1.1.1 Explain the objectives of the EnerGuide Rating System. EA, SOMAdministrative Procedures,

    StandardAdministrative Procedures: 1.1, 1.2.

    1.1.2 Differentiate between the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for New Homes and R-2000. EA, SOM Otherhttp://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/h

    ousing/home-improvements/4995

    1.1.3 Identify the elements considered in the EnerGuide rating. EA, SOM Standard 4.2

    1.1.4 Describe how the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15 differs from the previous EnerGuide Rating

    System.EA, SOM Standard Preface

    1.1.5 Define the term "gigajoule". EA, SOM Technical Procedures Terms and Definitions

    1.1.6 Define the typical new house reference point on the EnerGuide rating scale. EA, SOM Standard 5.3

    1.1.7 Define net-positive energy house. EA, SOM Standard 4.1

    1.1.8 Explain how the number of occupants and their use of energy is accounted for to allow a comparison of

    rated houses.EA, SOM Standard 4.6.2, 4.6.3

    1.1.9 Explain the difference between a home inspection and an energy evaluation. EA, SOM N/A N/A

    1.1.10 Explain the information contained on the EnerGuide label. EA, SOM Technical Procedures Appendix E and F

    1.1.11 Explain the elements of the Guide to the Label. EA, SOM Technical Procedures Appendix E and F

    1.1.12 Explain the elements of the EnerGuide Homeowner Information Sheet. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.11.3, Appendix F

    1.1.13 Explain the importance of informing the homeowner of the presence of vermiculite insulation. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.5.1.2

    1.1.14 Identify when the exhaust devices depressurization test warning will appear in the Homeowner

    Information Sheet.EA, SOM Technical Procedures, Standard

    Technical Procedures: 3.11.3

    Standard: 4.5.2

    1.1.15 Identify when the inadequate ventilation warning will appear in the Homeowner Information Sheet. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 3.11.3

    Standard: 4.5.3

    1.1.16 Identify eligible house types under the EnerGuide Rating System. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 1.2

    Standard: 1.2.1

    1.1.17 Identify the state-of-home requirements for a house to be rated. EA, SOM Standard 1.3

    1.1.18 Identify reasons for which an energy advisor can refuse to perform an EnerGuide Rating System service. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 2.3

    1.1.19 Describe the process for determining if an evaluation should be performed on a mixed-use building. EA, SOM Technical Procedures Appendix A

    1.1.20 Identify non-residential occupancies that require special precautions during the blower door test to avoid

    the transfer of odours or pollutants to residential occupancies.EA Technical Procedures Appendix A

    1.2.1 Define "building envelope boundary". EA Standard 4.2

    1.2.2 Define rated energy intensity. EA Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 3.11.1

    Standard: Terms and Definitions, 5.2

    1.2.3 Explain "rated greenhouse gas emissions". EA Standard 5.5

    1.2.4 Differentiate between direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. EA Standard 5.5.1, 5.5.2

    1.2.5 Explain the EnerGuide Rating calculation. EA Standard 5.1

    1.2.6 Explain the rated annual energy consumption calculation. EA Standard 5.1.1

    1.2.7 Explain the renewable energy contribution. EA Standard 5.1.2

    1.2.8 Define the heated floor area calculation. EA Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 3.5.1.6;

    Standard: Terms and Definitions

    1.3.1 Describe the Basic Service and its purpose. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 1.4.1, 3.2

    Standard: 4.3.1

    1.3.2 Identify in general terms the tasks of the energy advisor when providing the Basic Service. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.3

    1.3.3 Identify the Basic Service outputs. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.3.2

    1.3.4 Identify the house components that must be evaluated when providing the Basic Service. EA Standard 4.4, 4.5

    Natural Resources Canada

    EnerGuide Rating SystemVersion 15

    Energy Advisor Exam Competency Profile, November 2015

    1. EnerGuide Rating System

    1.1 Demonstrate general knowledge of the EnerGuide Rating System, its communication tools and its related services

    1.2 Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the EnerGuide rating and its related terminology and calculations

    1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the Basic Service

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  • Energy Advisor Exam Competency Profile, November 2015

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    1.3.5 Identify the tests using the blower door equipment that must be performed as part of the Basic Service. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.8

    1.3.7 Identify the types of renewable energy systems that are considered under the EnerGuide Rating System. EA Standard 4.4.4.4

    1.3.8 Identify the standard operating conditions. EA, SOM Standard 4.6.2

    1.3.9 Identify the reduced hot water loads for zero-rated homes. EA Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 3.4.1.1

    Standard: 4.6.2.5

    1.3.10 Identify the reduced electrical loads for zero-rated homes. EA Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 3.4.1.1

    Standard: 4.6.2.5

    1.3.11 Identify the purpose of collecting the household operating conditions. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 4.3

    Standard: 4.6.3

    1.3.12 Identify what household operating conditions are collected. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 4.3, Appendix B

    Standard: 4.6.3

    1.3.13 Define design heating and cooling loads. EA Technical Procedures Terms and Definitions

    1.3.14 Describe the process regarding the creation of a HOT2000 house file when a homeowner previously had

    an evaluation and is requesting a new Basic Service.EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.10

    1.4.1 Identify mandatory equipment required for the on-site evaluation of homes. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 2.4.1

    1.4.2 Identify general on-site protocols and activities before, during and after the evaluation of a home. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.9, 4.7

    1.4.3 Identify photographic documentation requirements. EA Technical Procedures 2.6

    1.4.4 Describe the protocol when encountering broken, unused or uninstalled mechanicals. EA Technical Procedures 2.7.1

    1.4.5 Identify the requirements with respect to dimension measurements and conventions. EA Technical Procedures 2.7.2

    1.4.6 Describe the requirements with respect to house sketches. EA Technical Procedures 2.8, 3.5.3-3.5.10

    1.4.7 Describe the file naming protocol. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 2.9

    1.4.8 Describe the general house information and specifications that must be collected. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.1

    1.4.9 Explain the procedure that must be followed if vermiculite is found. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 3.5.1.2

    1.4.10 Identify the house types that can be modelled in HOT2000. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.1.8

    1.4.11 Provide a definition of atypical loads and Identify atypical loads that must be noted if found present in a

    home.EA, SOM Technical Procedures, Standard

    Technical Procedures: Terms and

    Definitions, 3.5.2

    Standard: Terms and Definitions, 4.2.1,

    Appendix C

    1.4.12 Identify the steps involved in the wrap-up phase of the field data collection activities. EA Technical Procedures 3.9, 4.7

    1.4.13 Identify the steps required to prepare for modelling with HOT2000. EA Technical Procedures 3.10

    1.4.14 Identify the calculations required for HOT2000. EA Technical Procedures 3.10.1, 3.10.2

    1.5.1 Identify the information that must be collected for ceiling and roof assemblies. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.3

    1.5.2 Explain the on-site protocol for attic assessments. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.3

    1.5.3 Identify the information that must be collected for wall assemblies. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.4

    1.5.4 Identify the information that must be collected for floor headers. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.5

    1.5.5 Identify the information that must be collected for exposed floors. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.6

    1.5.6 Explain how to assess and measure windows and doors. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.7

    1.5.7 Identify the information that must be collected for windows, doors and skylights. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.7

    1.5.8 Identify how overhang width and height above the window are measured. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.7

    1.5.9 Identify the information that must be collected for different foundation types. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.8

    1.6.1 Identify the information that must be collected for different types of ventilation systems. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.11

    1.6.2 Identify the difference between a principal and a supplementary heating system. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.12

    1.6.3 Determine the efficiency of various mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems, including

    combination systems.EA Technical Procedures 3.5.12 - 3.5.22

    1.6.4 Identify different types of space and domestic water heating systems, including combination systems. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.12 - 3.5.22, 3.6

    1.6.5 Identify the information that must be collected for various types of space heating systems, including

    combination systems.EA Technical Procedures 3.5.12, 3.5.20

    1.6.6 Identify the information that must be collected for heat pump and central air conditioning units. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.19

    1.6.7 Identify the information that must be collected for solid-fuel burning equipment. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.21

    1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of general data collection requirements

    1.5 Demonstrate knowledge of data collection requirements for building envelope components

    1.6 Demonstrate knowledge of data collection requirements for mechanical systems

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    1.6.8 Identify the information that must be collected for supplemental heating systems. EA Technical Procedures 3.5.22

    1.6.9 Identify various types of domestic hot water heaters. EA Technical Procedures 3.6

    1.6.10 Identify the information that must be collected for domestic water heaters. EA Technical Procedures 3.6.1

    1.6.11 Identify the information that must be collected for drain water heat recovery units (DWHR). EA Technical Procedures 3.6.2

    1.6.12 Define SOLAR Ready. EA Technical Procedures 3.7

    1.6.13 Identify the information that must be collected for renewable energy systems. EA Technical Procedures 3.7.1 - 3.7.4

    1.7.1 Explain the Renovation Upgrade Service and its purpose. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 1.4.2, 4.1

    Standard: 4.3.2.1, 6.1

    1.7.2 Identify the scope of work for the Renovation Upgrade Service. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 4.2, 4.6

    1.7.3 Identify the rating comparators that appear in the Renovation Upgrade Report. EA, SOM Standard 6.1.1

    1.7.4 List the Renovation Upgrade Service outputs. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 4.2.2

    1.7.5 Identify the steps in a Renovation Upgrade Service. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 4.2.1

    1.7.6 Identify the information to be gathered from the homeowner prior to the provision of the Renovation

    Upgrade Service.EA, SOM Technical Procedures 4.4

    1.7.7 Identify the information to be gathered on site. EA Technical Procedures 4.5

    1.7.8 Identify factors on which the upgrade recommendations should be based and prioritized. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.1

    1.7.9 Explain the method for calculating individual savings for the Renovation Upgrade Service. EA Standard 6.1.3

    1.7.10 Identify building science implications of various recommendations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.2

    1.7.11 Identify potential window and door upgrade recommendations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.2.3

    1.7.12 Analyze factors that could lead to combustion spillage when implementing upgrade recommendations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.1

    1.7.13 Identify heating system upgrade considerations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.1, 4.6.3.2

    1.7.14 Identify hot water system upgrade considerations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.3

    1.7.15 Identify ventilation upgrade considerations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.4

    1.7.16 Identify air conditioning upgrade considerations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.5

    1.7.17 Identify renewable energy system installation considerations. EA Technical Procedures 4.6.3.6

    1.7.18 Identify information that should be provided to the homeowner during the wrap-up activities. EA Technical Procedures 4.7

    1.7.19 Identify elements of the Renovation Upgrade Report. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 4.8, Appendix G

    1.7.20 Identify key elements to be communicated to a homeowner regarding the recommended upgrades and

    roadmap.EA Technical Procedures 4.9

    1.8.1 Explain the Construction Blower Door Service and its purpose. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 1.4.3, 5.1

    Standard: 4.3.2.3

    1.8.2 Identify when a Construction Blower Door Service can be performed under various scenarios. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 5.1, 5.4.2

    1.8.3 Identify tasks that can be performed as part of the Construction Blower Door Service. EA Technical Procedures 5.2

    1.8.4 Identify the recommended Construction Blower Door Service outputs. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 5.3

    1.8.5 Describe the procedures when a builder is aiming to meet a specific airtightness target or improve air

    sealing practices.EA Technical Procedures 5.4.2

    1.8.6 Identify steps that should be taken to avoid damaging a polyethylene air barrier. EA Technical Procedures 5.4

    1.9.1 Explain the Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes and its purpose. EA, SOM Technical Procedures, StandardTechnical Procedures: 1.4.4, 6.1

    Standard: 4.3.2.2, 6.2

    1.9.2 Identify the rating comparators that can be used when performing the Construction Upgrade Service for

    New Homes.EA, SOM Standard 6.1.1, 6.2.2

    1.9.3 Explain the process when providing the Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes. EA, SOM Technical Procedures 6.2

    1.9.4 Identify the information that must be obtained from the builder in order to provide the Construction

    Upgrade Service for New Homes.EA, SOM Technical Procedures 6.2

    1.9.5 Describe the guidelines for developing upgrade recommendations. EA Technical Procedures 6.2.2

    1.9.6 Identify examples of upgrade recommendations that can be conside...

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